My first Mother's Day!
May 10, 2015
Here's the play "Three Piggy Opera" my first graders put on Friday morning...
The last month has been a little crazy. Ok, a lot crazy.
Working everyday is totally overwhelming. How do you other moms do it?
I feel like I'm missing so much and it's only been a couple weeks!
If I didn't have to pay for a sub out of my own pocket, I would call in sick tomorrow.
I still might :)
Oliver has been super busy growing.
He is busting out of his size 1 diapers. Thank God Costco is good about returns because I had to exchange a boatload of them today!
He still hates tummy time, but is generally a very happy, chill little dude.
This is just 2 weeks difference.
Andrew can barely hold him with one arm!
Friends at work are still giving us tons of fun gifts. Ollie is super happy about it.
Oliver went to his first baseball game.
My first Mother's Day was super special, but it was also the week that my grandma had a massive heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery. Praise God she is alright and recovering, but that was pretty scary.
We went home and introduced Ollie to friends and family.
Andrew applied to lots of tenure track professor jobs the last few months and even though he got a few interviews (one was in Houston- shout out to the Joiners!) unfortunately he didn't receive any offers. So we are staying another year in California at our current jobs in San Diego. I always thought that once I finally became a mom I would be able to take a year or two off work to stay home and be with my baby. I know that sounds a little ridiculous, but it was the dream. When we realized we'd have to stay in California, that meant no being a stay at home mom for me. Bye bye dream.
We prayed about what we should do, knowing that my employer covers mine and Oliver's insurance, daycare costs are crazy, and we both need to work to live. Last week I had a conversation with the wonderful gal who was my long term substitute teacher while I was out about sharing a teaching contract next year. Essentially it means that we will both teach the same first grade class, but half time each. I still have insurance and a part time job, but I also get to spend at least 4 days a week with Oliver. The principal approved it and I am just waiting to officially sign a contract. Really hoping this works out! It's half the pay, but double the special time with Ollie so I call it a win.
Ready for plenty of sweet Summer days with this little snuggle bug!